Possession of Fort

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Date May 12, 1791
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Fort Pitt
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Inquires about representation at Supreme Court to be held at Fort Pitt. Discussed possession of Fort being given by Sheriff to Messr. Turnbul and Mannie.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 05/19/1791.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; lawyers; sheriff; Mr. Turnbull; Mr. Mannie; Lawyers; Sheriff; ;
Related Places Fort Pitt; ;
Keywords muster rolls; inspection rolls; court; ;
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Fort Pitt 12 May 179[1?]
Sir
I have Received yours of the 20th Ultimo together with the Muster & Inspection Rolls, to which I shall endeavor to pay the Necessary Attention, I have also Received your favor of the 5th Instant, and shall pay particularly attend to your Instructions therein
Messrs Turnbul & Marmie are now in this country and have directed their Lawyers to prosecute their Ejectments in the Supreme Court, which is to be held here at this place, sometime in this Month. They are very Confident of being put in possession of the Fort by the Sheriff Immediately after the Court. I Presume Sir You have employed a Councel to attend this Business at Court. I have Reason to believe they have Employed all the Lawyers of Note that attend this Councel--
I am SirYour ObedtHumbl ServtIsaac Craig
HonblMajr Genl Henry Knox